Job Opening Title: Digital Collections Archivist
Employer Name: Virginia Tech
Job Location: Blacksburg, VA
Application Deadline: January 3, 2020
Years of experience required: Full-time professional work experience in an archives, library, or cultural heritage setting
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The University Libraries at Virginia Tech seeks a service-oriented, well-organized, technically savvy, and self-motivated Digital Collections Archivist. The Digital Collections Archivist is responsible for coordinating digital programs for Special Collections and University Archives, which includes managing digital collections, defining the department’s digital presence, designing technical infrastructure, and managing digital forensics and reformatting services. The Special Collections and University Archives department includes a dozen full-time archivists working on a variety of collaborative projects. The position is based in the Special Collections and University Archives department but works across many parts of the University Libraries and the campus. The Digital Collections Archivist will be a full-time,12-month faculty-level position on a Continued Appointment track, reporting to the Director of Special Collections and University Archives. They will perform the majority of their duties in the Carol M. Newman Library.
The Digital Collections Archivist will develop, implement, and provide leadership for digital initiatives involving Special Collections and University Archives materials, services, and spaces. They will be responsible for coordinating the digital programs of Special Collections and University Archives in three broad areas. First, they will create, manage, and provide access to digital collections (legacy digital content, digitized content from analog sources, social media content, and born digital materials) for Special Collections and University Archives. Second, they will serve as a liaison to other library departments to define the digital presence of Special Collections and University Archives materials and will play a pivotal role in designing digital library infrastructure and systems for digital collections. Third, they will manage the fledgling digital forensics and reformatting services for the University Libraries.
The application package needs to include a C.V., cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, and names of three (3) references and their contact information.
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.